Model S P100D

Tesla Model S P100D Hypermiling Record

A new record was set for driving an electric car – 901.2 km, or about 560 miles on a single charge.

The feat was accomplished by hypermiling a Tesla Model S P100D.

The Tesla Model S P100D rated range is 315 miles on a single charge.

Although The S model has an extra motor and thus extra weight, the trade-off is there is an extra 10 kWh of battery capacity.  This provides the Model S with a 21 mile (34 km) range boost.

Even though there are a front and rear motor, the extra motor does not engage all the time.

hypermiling-route

Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools said they drove a Model S P100D around a closed loop in Belgium, adding that it took them 23 hours and 45 minutes to complete the feat.

Hypermiling involves driving a car at maximum fuel (or electrical) efficiency to see how long it can run on one charge or tank of gas

Among some of the Hypermiling techniques used to achieve this feat were…

tesla dash

Adjusting for speed:
Even a difference between 35 – 45 mph the fuel savings are drastic.  They found 40 km/h (24 mph) to have the lowest possible energy consumption.

Peeters stated while driving without use of windows or A/C “It was just like sitting in hell and the sun was really burning”

560 miles on a single charge

Tires:
Adjusting the tire pressure way up to get the least resistance while still remaining safe on the road, for this trip it was set to 55psi or 3.7bar.

Cruise Control:
It was used in order to maintain the average speeds used

Using Efficient Routes:
— in this case trying to use roundabouts as to keep the car from frequent stops.

No Extra Electric Use:
— no use of extraneous electronics and that means no radio, windows or air conditioning!

Peeters stated while driving without use of windows or A/C “It was just like sitting in hell and the sun was really burning”

charging Tesla Model S P100D

Although this is a case of extreme hypermiling, how far would you go to see how efficient of a driver you are?

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